MV Origin

Location: Galapagos Islands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Price guide: $$$$$ More than $500 per person per night

Designed for both comfort and eco-friendliness, the luxurious 142ft MV Origin, a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux group, is a sleek and stylish option for your Galapagos cruise. You will be accompanied by a crew of 13, including two naturalist guides and a concierge to cater to your every need. For its luxury and the high standards of its guides, this is our top pick!

Passengers: 20
Cabins: 10
Itineraries: 7 to 15 days
Perfect for: couples and families

Perfect forCouples and families looking to add an extra-special touch to their vacation in the Galapagos.
In the knowThe itinerary options are flexible and come in a range of combinations, routes and lengths, giving you plenty of choice to tailor your itinerary around the islands and wildlife you want to see during your cruise.

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  • Wildlife & Nature
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Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

The luxurious MV Origin cruises around the spectacular Galapagos Islands.

Rooms onboard MV Origin

There are 10 deluxe staterooms, all on the main deck, with TVs, ensuite bathrooms and large windows framing the panoramic island and ocean views. As well as the option of triple rooms, the cabins can also be connected, making them ideal for families.

Food & Drink

Enjoy gourmet menus, inspired by local cuisine, from buffet breakfasts to al fresco lunches, and have a cocktail or two at the bar after a day’s sightseeing. Tantalise your tastebuds further with a cooking demonstration.


There are spacious indoor and outdoor areas with sun decks for relaxing and taking in the views. Hop in the Jacuzzi, sway in a hammock or cosy up in the library with a book about the Galapagos. There’s also a fitness centre onboard if you fancy a workout. As the sun sets, head back out on deck for some night-time stargazing. 

Activities onboard MV Origin

Your cruise will also incorporate plenty of onshore guided excursions, giving you the opportunity to explore the islands and beaches, and do some spectacular wildlife spotting – see tortoises, the gentle giants of the Galapagos, as well as penguins, marine iguanas and birds such as blue-footed boobies and red-chested frigate birds. You can also swim, snorkel and kayak around the islands, and experience rides in a zodiac boat around cliffs and mangroves.

There are a range of specialised cruises available, including yoga cruises on selected departures, where you can start the morning with a yoga session with an expert before a day of adventures in the Galapagos - ask us for details!

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The MV Origin cruises around the spectacular Galapagos Islands.

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